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Hot Water Systems in Adelaide

Posted by on June 22, 2020
If your hot water system suddenly dies, you might be tempted to just get it replaced with something just like it as quickly as possible to avoid taking too many cold showers. However, you should a take a little time to see if you can do better than the system you used to have. If you pick the right system, you will save a lot of money on your bills over the long run and you’ll never have to worry about running out of hot water at a bad moment. There are several options for hot water systems, and several factors that go into choosing the right one. If you need a new hot water system Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing has the experience and know how to install it right.

Types of Hot Water Systems

  • Gas: A gas hot water system uses a storage tank full of water that is kept hot to supply your house with all the hot water it needs. Gas systems heat water more cheaply than electric systems can. They tend to be more expensive up front, though.
  • Electric: An electric system also uses a storage tank. An electric system can be installed cheaply, but they cost more to operate in the long run.
  • Instant: Instant water heaters do not use a storage tank. Instead heating the water as it is needed. Most instant systems use gas, though some use electricity. Because they heat only the water that is used, they tend to be more cost effective than storage tank systems. They do not work so well for large households, though.

Choosing the Best Hot Water System Adelaide has to Offer

One important factor is what kind of house you have. Not every Australian house has a natural gas hookup. If yours does not, then gas systems are not really an option for you. You could go with bottled gas, but that gets expensive in the long run.

If overall cost is a big factor for you, you will want to go with a gas system over an electric system. Unless you have a good solar system and either live alone or have a small family. If that is the case, your best bet is a small electric system. If installation cost is the most important factor, an electric system is the right one for you.

If there are between 1 and 3 people in your household, an instant gas system will cost you the least to operate. To figure out what size system you need, figure on needing a system that can deliver 12L/min for each bathroom in your house. In other words, if you have 2 bathrooms, you will need an instant system that can deliver 24L/min of hot water.

If there are 4 or more people living in your house, an instant system will not be able to keep up with the demand. You are going to need a system with a storage tank. The tank should hold 50L for every person in the house. So, if, for example, you have 5 people in your house, your tank should hold at least 250L.

In Conclusion

If you have issues with your hot water system, Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing can repair or replace it for you. If you take the time to research it, you can get yourself a hot water system that fills all your family’s hot water needs while saving you money.

When you need a plumber in Adelaide you can rely on us 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. Contact Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing on 1300 113 550


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